The Central Bank compiles, enters, and processes statistical data. The statistics are divided into three categories. 

Financial institutions’ statistics include economic variables pertaining to firms and institutions operating in the domestic financial market.

Financial market statistics show developments in interest rates, exchange rates, interbank market turnover, and payment intermediation, in addition to issuance and stock of market securities and derivatives contracts.

Statistics on the balance of payments and international investment position relate to Iceland’s foreign trade. The balance of payments shows trade between residents and non-residents over a specified period, and the international investment position summarises the position between residents and non-residents at the end of the period.

Statistics are published in accordance with a predetermined schedule and are posted at 09:00 hrs. on the publication date. 


Balance of payments and external position

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
International reservesMonthly13. March February 201911. April
Direct InvestmentAnnual11. March 2017 revised data23. September
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly08. March February 201908. April
International investment positionQuarterly04. March Q4 201803. June
Balance of paymentsQuarterly04. March Q4 201803. June
External debtQuarterly04. March Q4 201803. June
Portfolio investmentMonthly28. February January 201928. March

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Payment intermediationMonthly14. March February 201916. April
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly07. March February 201908. April
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly07. March February 201908. April
Real exchange rateMonthly07. March February 201908. April
Financial assets of financial corporationsQuarterly05. March Q4/201805. June
Market SecuritiesMonthly28. February January 201928. March
Securities offeringsMonthly22. February January 201922. March

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Insurance companiesMonthly15. March January 201916. April
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly07. March febrúar 201905. April
Pension fundsMonthly07. March January 201904. April
Other financial corporationsMonthly27. February January 201927. March
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly26. February January 201927. March
Monetary StatisticsMonthly21. February janúar 201922. March

*Publication is at 16:00 hrs on publication dates